Summer of ’76 filled with Summer Heat

Film simulation recipe for X-Trans IV with a strong warm colour shift

Here in the UK, the Summer of ’76 was one of the hottest and driest on record. I was a young boy then, but I have memories of the shimmering haze over just about everything, and feeling hot day and night. There were water shortages and the surface of the roads began to melt.

Here’s a glowing warm film recipe, wonderfully salmon toned in the late afternoon light. It’s based on Classic Negative, and has a wild 7, -9 colour shift. I was tempted to use -5 clarity, but I found that -2 was enough to give a gentle hazy summer feel.

Kite surfing, a cool way to stay cool. Summer of ’76 film recipe.

Summer of ’76 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Flourescent 3
  • WB Shift: +7 Red, -9 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -2
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: 0 to +2/3

For more in this style, see Candy Skies for rich peachy sunsets, and another warm and toasty recipe, Retrocolor Negative.

Summer heat in the meadow, with Summer of ’76 film recipe
A walk in the (hot) woods, taken with Summer of ’76 film recipe
Crystal ball predicts hot weather, Summer of ’76 film recipe
Single handed, taken with Summer of ’76 film recipe
Pale leaves against a hot hazy sky. Summer of ’76 film recipe
Purple blooms, taken with Summer of ’76 film recipe
On the nest, taken with the Summer of ’76 film recipe
Pond overlook, captured with the Summer of ’76 film recipe
Summer of ’76 film recipe, adding a hot tint to pretty fishing boats
Walking the shore, captured with the Summer of ’76 film recipe

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